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|MacBook Air 13"||
|MacBook Air 13" Early 2014||
|MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012||
|MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013||
July 30, 2015
An entire cup of coffee got spilled on my MacBook Air.
I actually took apart the entire interior except the keyboard & trackpad, but in the end, only the battery needed replacing. I rinsed all the logic board & SSD card in isopropyl alcohol and spot cleaned the rest of the coffee spots. After 48 hrs of drying time, I replaced everything and found the battery was dead, which was an easy replacement. Miraculously, everything, including all keys, are working perfectly.
Right after the big spill, I tipped the computer up on its front end (by the trackpad) in an attempt to drain the coffee out. It seemed the easiest way to prop it up I guess. After disassembly, I now know that doing so channelled all the coffee down toward the battery and I should have tip it the opposite way where there are vents in the back. However, that might have doused the logic board and other components, so maybe it would have been a bad move. I was lucky that I wasn't connected to external power; the instant the coffee hit the computer, it shut down.
Thanks iFixit! I couldn't have done it without you!
June 29, 2015
As a musician doing outdoor gigs in Florida, my macbook air gets exposed to a lot of use above the recommended ambient temperature. Battery went stone cold dead.
Repair was a piece of cake! iFixIt has excellent visual instructions. Very easy to follow.
Get 4 small containers to put the screws in... There are 2 sizes of screws in the cover, and 2 sizes on the battery itself.
March 23, 2015
Battery icon indicated a problem.
Repair was super easy.
The screws on bottom of case have very shallow heads. I bought/used the recommended tools. I had to apply light to medium downward pressure to keep screw driver head seated properly.
Very happy I was able to use a 2013 battery with better specs in my 2012 model. Oh, and super geeked it was an Apple branded battery.
March 17, 2015
Laptop would not fire up.
Replaced the onboard battery. Problem resolved.
I was a bit surprised that this original battery died so quickly. But it only take about 20 minutes to replace it so not a big deal.
February 14, 2015
My wife had been complaining that her MacBook Air would die in less than an hour after running on the battery. I was a little skeptical and thought it might have something to do with all the Chrome tabs she had open.
I was wrong. After it continued to happen, I took a look, and indeed, the battery was complaining that it needed some service.
After some Googling, it seems like after 2 years the batteries can start to go south. So now what??
Apple wanted 130 bucks and 5ish days to fix it.
I thought that was ridiculous, so I want back to Google looking for an OEM battery. You guessed it, iFixit had one. Although it was the same price, the repair looked easy enough and wouldn't require it be with Apple for 5 days.
The battery arrived pretty quickly (a few days). Awesome!
So I grab my T6 screw driver, flip the MacBook over and... WTF is this Pentalobe non-sense? I think, hmm, maybe I should have RTFM a little better on iFixit.
Ok, Amazon, what you got for Pentalobe? After looking around I ended up getting the iFixit 54 Bit Driver Set Primed to me.
Ok, lets try this again...
Flip over the MacBook...10 Pentalobe screws out in a jiffy. 5 T5's for the battery, pop the ribbon cable...the old one is out.
Dusted out the inside with some canned air, and we are ready for the new one. Fits like a glove. Replace the 5 T5 screws. Put the cover back on and replace the 10 Pentalobes.
Power on and we are done in less than 20 minutes.
And for me it means a happier wife now that she can go without an outlet for more than ten paces :)
Read the darn instructions iFixit gives. I'm positive they mentioned the screw drivers and I just skipped over them.
Every job is easier with the right tools.
I really like the 54 bit driver set these folks make. Well thought out.
January 9, 2015
I had spilled an entire cup of water on my MacBook while it was closed and on my bed.
The repair was so easy. The instructions laid out which screws were different so I was able to lay them aside and not get anything mixed up.
The repair guide was so well put together and easy to follow.
Follow IFixIt and get all your repair guides. Because they are so thorough and well put together.
December 10, 2014
My battery was not working well and it needed to be replaced.
Piece of cake! The instructions were excellent and the new battery is working great.
Nope, glad I found this site.
December 4, 2014
Battery no longer holds charges after almost 400 cycles. Less than 50mins without power adapter.
Straight forward, less than 10 minutes. Somehow bought an extra screwdriver that I don't have to use at all.
Cleaned the fan too.
I have got the battery life back! 4-7hours depend on type of activity. Way better than what I had.
October 27, 2014
My mid-2013 would not keep a charge - could only use when plugged in the adapter
Instructions were excellent and easy to follow ! Thank you for the information.
Watch the video and be sure that you have the proper tools.
October 14, 2014
Because the cycle for my battery is over 600 cycles, the battery run out of very fast.. Cannot even last 1 hour per day.
So therefore, I need to replace it.
I bought the 54 Bit Driver Kit & 7150 mAH battery for my mid 2012 macbook air.
The process is very fast.. less than 10mins, I have it install and start to use.
Now, my mid 2012 macbook air is as good as new!!
Around up to 6 to 8 hours of use per day ...
Follow the manual..